N-word Hill, Calif.

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 7 19:05:30 UTC 2011

On Sat, May 7, 2011 at 9:17 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> http://www.newser.com/article/d9n1hri82/in-calif-graves-relocated-from-a-gold-rush-town-named-negro-hill-still-carry-slur.html
> A GB check shows that the town was referred to almost from the beginning as
> both "Negro Hill" and "Nigger Hill," though "Negro Hill" does seem to have
> primacy.
> JL
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Wal, IMO, Nigga Heel do have a soid'n rang tuh it dass missin from
"_Negro Hill_." Indeed, the latter is right "It-less," as my mother
would say. When I was a child, she refused to explain what the missing
"It" was. "Later *on*," as she would also say, as opposed to simple
"later," I figured out both the meaning and its concomitant extension
for myself.

A while ago, someone on the ANS listserv mentioned the existence of a
similarly-named site in New Jersey(?).

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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